|An early morning - 7:30 or so - but with the daylight
switch the sun was in the same spot in the sky. A quick pack and a trip
down to the water. Not too long with the water - I'll see much more of
it the next few days. Next stop - something that wasn't really on any
mental list - but became so when I saw the sign - Laguna Seca Raceway.
It's close by so why not. Skip Barber is having some class sessions so
some activity will be about.
The raceway sits on county "park" land. Pros/cons - they want $6 for "day use" activities so simply driving around the area is "day use". The flip side is that the place is mostly open to the public - which make the $6 worth it. The area also has campground facilities - several RV's were about. Other than the school activity and the RV's the place was empty.
I poked about - pretty much into any spot that was open. Behind the main grandstands I decided to park and eat a snack while watching some of the cars tool about the school 'track'. Shortly one open wheeled car took to the track for multiple laps. Having enough to eat, coming up on a fox kicking about the grandstands (looking for food), and not having anyone offer to have me ride a lap of the track I headed out.
Back on US 1 I'd stop occasinally for some pictures. Signs for Hearst Castle started to be spotted - I'll stop in and see what it's about. The timing was right so I went on a tour - Tour #1 (of 4). What a place. The guy built a huge complex on what was a favorite camping hill of his. If you're in the area - check it out.